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KDOT Lettings: March 2021

All Projects are Federal-Aid unless noted

35-46 KA-6051-01: Pavement marking from I-435 to the Johnson/Wyandotte county line
35-105 KA-6052-01: Pavement marking in Wyandotte County.

69-46 KA-5684-01: Bridge repair of the northbound US 69 bridges over 191st and 179th Street.

10-46 KA-5774-01: Replacement of the eastbound K-10 bridge over Lexington Avenue (ex K-285) in DeSoto. Traffic moving head-to-head on the westbound K-10 bridge. The ramp from eastbound K-10 to Lexington Avenue will remain open, but the ramp from Lexington Avenue to eastbound K-10 will be closed. Detour via westbound K-10 to Edgerton Road.

169-46 KA-5943-01: PCCP patching, 2-inch milling, and 2-inch overlay on US 169/K-7 from 199th Street to I-35.

31-70 KA-2365-01: Reconstruction of K-31 from the east city limits of Osage City east to the US-75/K-31 junction. (This is a deferred T-WORKS project)

16-75 KA 5720-01: Bridge repair (the plan link consists of a single sheet of traffic control devices, it does not specify the exact location of the project)

24-81 KA-3926-01: Bridge replacement on US-24: Bridge #008 (Wildcat Creek Drainage) just north of Riley. Detour via US 77 and K-82.

50-9 KA-5983-01: 3.5-inch milling and 3-inch overlay on US 50 from K-150 to K-177.

70-21 KA-6067-01: Pavement patching on I-70 from Abilene to Chapman

57-31 KA-5678-01: Repair of the K-57 bridge over Clarks Creek southeast of Junction City

45 C-4984-01: Major collector signage replacement on roads south of US 36 and east of K-14 in Jewell County

25-55 KA-5981-01: 2.5-inch milling, 2.5-inch inlay, and 1.5-inch overlay from the Wichita/Logan county line north ~ 15 miles.

25-97 KA 5982-01: 2.5-inch milling, 2.5-inch inlay, and 1.5-inch overlay from Colby to the Thomas/Rawlins county line.

68-30 KA-5694-01: Repair of the K-68 bridge over the Marais Des Cynges river on the west side of Ottawa.

30 TE-0482-01: Pedestrian improvements near the K-68/Locust Street intersection.

179-39 KA-5155-01: Reconstruction of Jennings Street (K-179) in Anthony from Hayes Street to Evans Street

56-73 KA-3265-02: Replacement of the US-56 bridge over Big Coon Creek Bridge and reconstruction of the roadway northeast to the west city limits of Garfield.

80 C-4969-01: Major collector signage replacement on roads south of US 56 and east of K-14 in Rice County

96-87 KA-5690-01: Bridge repair on the westbound K-96 bridges over Ridge Road and Little Slough Creek northwest of Wichita.

93 C-4979-01: Major collector signage replacement on roads north of US 50 and west of US 281 in Stafford County, plus NE 70th Street from US 281 east to NE 80th Avenue

13 C-4974-01: Major collector signage replacement on roads south of US 160 and west of US 183 in Clark County

13 TE-0477-01: Sidewalk installation on Locust Street from Oak Street to Poplar Street, and Main Street from Locust Street to Ash Street in Minneola

34 C-4981-01: Major collector signage replacement on Road 5 from Road B to the Grant/Haskell county line, Road Q from US 160 to Road 5, and Road V from US 160 to Road 5 in Grant County

35 C-4994-01: Minor collector signage replacement in Gray County

25-47 KA-5156-01: Reconstruction of Main Street (K-25) from C Avenue to Santa Fe Avenue in Lakin.

89 TE-0464-01: Deer Creek Trail Phase 3 in East Topeka

156-27 KA-6101-01: Chip seal on K-156 from K-140 to I-70 [non-FA]

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KLWN’s 70th Birthday

Today is the 70th Birthday of KLWN. During this morning’s broadcast, my name and this website was dropped. So, if you came here to see the history of KLWN, you can find it here.

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KDOT Lettings: January 2021

The inauguration of President-elect Biden is not the only thing scheduled for January 20. It will also be the scheduled day for the monthly KDOT lettings. Included in the January lettings are several bridge replacements and signage upgrades, as well as a new roundabout in Kansas City.

This post has been updated to reflect the approved bidders and the bid amount as announced by KDOT in releases on February 5. The approved bids announced on February 5 will be noted in red.

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KDOT Lettings: December 2020

There is a total of 30 projects in the December lettings, most of which are maintenance projects.

This post has been updated to reflect the approved bidders and the bid amount as announced by KDOT on January 7, 2021 and February 5, 2021. The approved bids announced on January 7 will be noted in red. The approved bid announced on February 5 will be noted in blue.

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Where there are snow and trains

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a train watching story on here, so I figure it was time to do so.

My last trip train-watching was a productive afternoon on the first weekend of January. The only regret was the fact that I did not realize that KU had a game that afternoon (a home loss to Texas)

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KDOT Lettings: February 2021

Included in the February lettings are two major construction projects in south-central Kansas.

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KDOT lettings: October 2020

There are quite a few projects up for bids at the KDOT October letting, including a couple of reconstruction projects, plenty of overlays, and quite a few county bridge projects.

This post has been updated to reflect the approved bidders and the bid amount as announced by KDOT in releases on November 5 and December 10. The approved bids announced on November 5 will be noted in red. The approved bids announced on December 10 will be noted in red.

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KDOT Lettings: November 2020

The November highway lettings mainly consist of maintenance projects, along with a couple of bridge replacements.

This post has been updated to reflect the approved bidders and the bid amount as announced by KDOT in a release on December 10. The approved bids announced on November 5 will be noted in red.

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KDOT Lettings: September, 2020

Time for the September lettings, and we’ve got a major project included.

This post has been updated to reflect the approved bidders and the bid amount as announced by KDOT in a release on October 7 and November 5. The approved bids announced on October 7 will be noted in red. The approved bids announced on November 5 will be noted in blue.

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General Election 2020

I share who I voted for of my own free will. No incentive or consideration has been made to share my voting selections.

I made it out to the polling place for the 2020 general election at about 11:30. I was ballot number 181.

President: I cannot stand Donald Trump. In 2016, I couldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton, either, and went third-party. (knowing full well that Trump was likely to take Kansas, which he did) I had no qualms about voting for Joe Biden this year. Trump is still likely to take Kansas.

US Senate: Clarance Oveur… I mean, Pat Roberts… is retiring. I went with Republican Roger Marshall over Democrat Barbara Bollier. Had Kris Kobach won the primary, Bollier would have gotten my nod. Although Bollier had the fundraising advantage leading into the General, Marshall will likely carry his home territory in the 1st Congressional district. (The ‘Big First’ has also moved Bob Dole, Roberts, and our other current Senator, Jerry Moran) The Balance will likely be in Shawnee and Sedgwick Counties.

US House, District 2: I voted for Jake LaTurner. Although I think Michelle De La Isla will fare well in Shawnee and Douglas Counties, I doubt that her credentials as the current Mayor of Topeka will fare well in the rural districts.

Kansas House, District 47: I expect the incumbent, Republican Ron Ellis, to easily carry the house district.

Kansas Senate, District 2: Even though she is a Democrat, I told Marci Francisco that I would not vote against her unless I was her opponent. I did not run for the Republican nomination for this seat, and neither did anyone else.

Everything else: The State Board of Education seat, currently held by Democrat Ann Mah, was unopposed, as were all of the county and township races. Five Court of Appeals seats, along with one Supreme Court seat and one District Magistrate seat, were up for uncontested retention.